Dark Mofo

The best spots for a late night drink at this year’s Dark Mofo

June 11, 2019

There’s a reason Tasmania’s capital was known as “Slowbart” long before Dark Mofo (6-23 June) livened up those long winter nights. It gets seriously cold, and without a mental map of places to stay warm, navigating the city in the depths of winter can be a challenge. Fortunately Hobart’s many bars know how to put […]

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Hobart’s MONA to build five-star hotel, and a spa by James Turrell and Marina Abramović

December 13, 2018

Hobart’s infamous Museum of Old and New Art, AKA MONA, has officially announced their intention to build a brand new precinct and five-star hotel nearby the famed mostly-underground art museum. Submitting their development application to Crown Land Services and Glenorchy City Council this week, the museum and founder David Walsh plan for the new development […]

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7 Artists you do not want to miss at Dark Mofo

May 16, 2018

Tasmania’s annual winter festival Dark Mofo is back for another year, and with another year comes another batch of amazing artists. But if you’re not sure who to see, don’t fret. We’ve selected seven artists to look out for over this 10-day festival. St. Vincent This isn’t the first time the American singer-songwriter has played in […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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Catching a P&O cruise to one of Australia’s best arts festivals: the path to Dark Mofo

July 19, 2017

A P&O ship, more specifically the Pacific Jewel, departs on a six-night cruise from Sydney’s White Bay Terminal to Hobart for the spectacle that is oddball-loving music and arts festival Dark Mofo. Already that’s a couple of hundred juxtaposing images, all to do with the stereo-typically gentle and older crowd of a cruise set against […]

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Dark Mofo’s fiery Winter Feast once again proves itself a foodie’s dream come true (Hobart)

June 23, 2017

Taking over Princes Wharf 1 for a total of seven nights during the festival, Winter Feast remains one of the most recognisable and accessible elements of Dark Mofo, a 13-day arts and music festival held in Hobart each June. It’s a night market if you want to paint a less inspired picture, but really it’s […]

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Five reasons Dark Mofo is now one of Australia’s must-have experiences

June 23, 2017

Buildings dressed in blood red lighting; hipsters running around a rocky, pitch-black industrial playground ducking in and out of old warehouses with a hot toddy in hand; inverted polly waffles cooked over campfires and handed out to shamelessly salivating foodies; a single helicopter performing impressive choreography over Hobart’s spectacular waterfront while being blasted by an […]

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Seven events, festivals and productions not to miss around Australia this June

June 1, 2017

Australia does not tread quietly during the winter, with major events and festivals all over the country through the month of June. Here’s just seven unmissable events, festivals and productions not to miss around the country this month! Dark Mofo (Tasmania) Embracing the darkness of the southern winter solstice, Dark Mofo transforms the city of […]

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The most affordable way to attend Dark Mofo may just be by a P&O Cruise

April 26, 2017

Dark Mofo hits Hobart in June, a winter festival that has fast become a favourite and mainstay of the national circuit; attracting incredible music, arts and food events, and an iconic nudie run that is always the talk of the town. There are a lot of ways that punters can get to the event from […]

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The Museum of Everything comes to Australia for the first time this June

April 6, 2017

This June, The Museum of Everything will be heading to Australia for the very first time with a curated exhibition at Hobart’s MONA. The exhibition will feature over 1500 works of art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, arranged across a series of themed spaces designed to take visitors on an informal journey through […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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The State of Affairs (July 22, 2016): Dark Mofo receive new 5 year grant & more!

July 22, 2016

This week in the music industry, Tasmania’s hugely successful midwinter festival Dark Mofo has received a new five year funding agreement from the Tasmanian Government, the finalists for the 2016 Art Music Awards have been announced and the National Live Music Awards announces its launch. New funding for Dark Mofo The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania, […]

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The State of Affairs (10th June 2016): Global independent label market report released, Fraud ticket warnings from Dark Mofo organisers & more!

June 10, 2016

This week in the music industry: the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) released their market report on the global performance of independent record labels in 2015 and fraud tickets for Dark Mofo are allegedly circulating the internet. Worldwide Independent Market Report  For the first time ever, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has been able to extract the true market […]

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P&O Cruises sets sight on Dark Mofo and Australian Open with new 2017-18 program

May 9, 2016

Been to Dark Mofo in Hobart before? If that’s a no, then just know that the annual winter solstice festival is sensory overload of oddities and experimental arts that’s unlike anything Australia has on its stacked events calendar. Each June, when the 11-day festival consumes Hobart with music, art, noise, food, light, film, and events, […]

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Winter Feast returns to Dark Mofo (Hobart)

April 10, 2016

Mona’s winter solstice festival Dark Mofo will sweep through Hobart for 11 days this June, bringing a multitude of the weird and wonderful to venues, dark corners, and hubs across the city spanning the arts, live music, food, light, film, and more. Cerebral works from local and international artists will be displayed in temporary hubs […]

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Jazz, Death Metal, Electronica and Rock feature on the lineup for Dark Mofo 2016

April 10, 2016

One of Australia’s most unique and adventurous festivals, Dark Mofo will be sweeping through Hobart this June for 11 days of what is being described as a “maelstrom of cultural pandemonium”, casting its multifaceted shadow over various nooks and crannies, as well as theatres, warehouses, and hubs, across the city. The program planned to fit […]

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First arts line up announced for Dark Mofo 2016

April 8, 2016

Winter solstice festival Dark Mofo will return to Hobart this June to greet the colder months with fire, art, music, food, film, and more, and we’ve finally got our first look at how this year’s event will be shaped. The midwinter festival brings visitors from all over Australia and abroad to be a part of […]

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